A Brass Telescope Inscribed for Capt. A.D. Perkins with Box and Tripod Stand

19th Century

includes a collapsible brass telescope with lens cover in a fitted box and a tripod stand, together with a folding camp chair. 

barrel of telescope is inscribed Capt. A.D. Perkins / from / E.G.C.

Length of telescope collapsed 21 inches. 

Captain Alonzo D. Perkins was the son of Dorman and Nancy Perkins. He was born in Brunswick, Maine in 1814. Like his father, he became a ship builder and sailor. In 1844, he came to Monroe, New York and took command of the steamer General Wayne. After years as a respected commander on the Great Lakes he retired in 1862. Captain Perkins died in Monroe on January 15, 1880. 

Provenance:Property of the late Karen Tosterud, Bellaire, Michigan

We are pleased to offer the collection of Karen Renae Tosterud (1947-2020) of Bellaire, Michigan. A Minnesotan by birth and Swedish by heritage, Karen was naturally drawn to Scandinavian antiques, particularly Dala horses, and this sale offers a remarkable range of examples of this traditional child’s toy. But Karen also collected a range of other children’s items and the sale is replete with German pull-toys, Teddy Bears, child’s furniture and folk art, all chosen with a keen eye.

Estimate: $200 - $400
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